Definitions for sakeˈsɑ ki
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sake
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
benefit or well-being; interest; advantage:
for the sake of all students.
art for art's sake, not for any other cause.
Origin of sake:
bef. 900; ME; OE sacu lawsuit, cause; c. OFris sake, OS saka, OHG sahha (G Sache ), ON sǫk; akin to seek
or sa•ké or sa•ki 1 2
a mildly alcoholic Japanese beverage made from fermented rice.
Origin of sake:
1680–90; < Japn sake(y)
a reason for wanting something done
"for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
sake, saki, rice beer(noun)
Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
the purpose of achieving or obtaining
"for the sake of argument"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in order to help sb or make sb happy
I went to church for Mom's sake.
for a particular purpose
Let's pretend it's true, for the sake of discussion.
emphasizes your anger, annoyance, frustration, etc.
For goodness' sake - who is leading this session?
final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health
Sake or saké is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. Sake is sometimes called "rice wine" but the brewing process is more as rice beer, converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process. In the Japanese language, the word "sake" generally refers to any alcoholic drink, while the beverage called "sake" in English is usually termed nihonshu. Under Japanese liquor laws, sake is labelled with the word "seishu", a synonym less commonly used colloquially.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3262
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1946
Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Nouns Frequency: #1312
Anagrams of sake
akes, aske, keas
Translations for sake
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in order to benefit
He bought a house in the country for the sake of his wife's health.
- من أجْل، لِمَصْلَحَةArabic
- (por) causa (de)Portuguese (BR)
- v zájmuCzech
- for... skyldDanish
- για χάρη, προς όφελοςGreek
- por, por motivo de; por el bien deSpanish
- براي خاطرFarsi
- jonkun hyväksiFinnish
- dans l'intérêt de qqnFrench
- के लियेHindi
- radi, zbogCroatian
- miatt, kedvéértHungarian
- (per amore di)Italian
- dėl, labuiLithuanian
- dēļ; labadLatvian
- in het belang vanDutch
- for ... skyldNorwegian
- dla ..., przez wzgląd naPolish
- براي خاطرPersian
- دپاره، په لحاظ، مقصد، نيكمرغى: ګټه، خوښىPashto
- (por) causa (de)Portuguese
- în interesul cuivaRomanian
- ради, дляRussian
- príčina, v záujmeSlovak
- skull: för ngns skull, av hänsyn till ngn (ngt)Swedish
- ...-in iyiliği/hatırı içinTurkish
- 為了...好Chinese (Trad.)
- заради; черезUkrainian
- کے واسطےUrdu
- vì ai/ cái gìVietnamese
- 为了...好Chinese (Simp.)
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